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Thanks for purchasing the Fork Up by Hurricane Components. This particular model of Fork Up was designed especially for the Cannondale® Lefty™ single leg fork. This patented design is easy to use and the most secure way to transport your bike on any fork-mounted rack system. The Fork Up, winner of a “Rave Five-Star Review”* and named “Top 10 Product of 1999”*, is available in nine different models to fit any fork manufactured. If you have any questions about the Fork Up or the contents of this manual, don’t hesitate to contact us. See the back page for phone numbers and email contacts.
Fork Up Installation is a 3-Step Process
Remove Front Wheel – Install Fork Up - Attach to Bike Rack
The Lefty front hub uses a self-extracting bolt to attach the wheel to the Lefty’s axle spindle. The bolt is held into the hub by a cap which is screwed into the non-disc side of the hub using a pin spanner tool. The self-extracting bolt and cap combination is similar to that used in CODA® Tarantula Competition. The cap should not be removed; it is there to hold the axle bolt into the hub.
The Fork Up is equipped with a self-extracting cap and bolt, so removing parts from your fork or axle is unnecessary. Do not remove the cap and bolt from the Fork Up.
Note: The best position for the Fork Up is to have the Fork Up legs run parallel with the fork leg unless you are running several bikes on your rack and have conflicting handlebar heights; the Fork Up can be rotated up to 180°.
Note: Be sure Fork Up and your bike are mounted securely to your bike rack before driving.
Removing the Fork Up
NOTE: Before riding, double-check your front brake caliper bolts, ensuring all bolts are tight and secure and that your front brake works properly.
As with all your bicycle rack components, periodically check the Fork Up for any excessive wear, including rust or cracks. Also, it’s a good idea to ensure that the rack on which you will be installing it is in good working order.
The Fork Up carries a limited 3-year warranty for defects in material and workmanship. Coverage begins on the user’s date of original purchase. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser. Proof of original purchase is required. This can take the form of a photocopy of the original sales receipt. The warranty does not cover defects arising from misuse, abuse, accidents, alterations, lack of preventative maintenance, or failure to install according to the instructions and proper procedures.
*Mountain Bike Action, November 1998, Mountain Bike Magazine, January 1999
Cannondale, Lefty, and CODA are registered trademarks with Cannondale Corp., Bethel, CT., USA
US Patent Number 6036069